Win 10 Pro Creators update taskbar clock anomaly - any suggestions?

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  1. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #11

    Found another 'fix' for those who like to mess with System Fonts:

    In the Settings, use a semi-colon: h;mm

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    instead of a colon: h:mm

    Win 10 Pro Creators update taskbar clock anomaly - any suggestions?-000138.png

    (Depends on the font use choose though!)
    Last edited by Edwin; 23 May 2017 at 19:49.
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  2. Posts : 5
    WINDOWS 10
       #12

    threevolve said:
    Found a fix if you want to use custom system font. Go to the registry to:

    HKCU\ControlPanel\International

    Double click on "sShortTime"

    Open up Character Map, switch to unicode and search for "colon"

    Pick the last one that shows up (U+A789: Modifier Letter Colon)

    Copy that and replace the colon in the sShortTime string.

    Hit "OK" and wait for the clock to change to the next minute. Blam! Colon :)
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    Great Post - Fixed problem here!
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #13

    camperdicks said:
    Great Post - Fixed problem here!
    Ahoy!

    As an experiment, I tried your method and I can confirm it does exactly what it says on the tin! Excellent info, and if a dufus like me can follow the guide, then anyone can
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  4. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #14

    threevolve said:
    Found a fix if you want to use custom system font. Go to the registry to:

    HKCU\ControlPanel\International

    Double click on "sShortTime"

    Open up Character Map, switch to unicode and search for "colon"

    Pick the last one that shows up (U+A789: Modifier Letter Colon)

    Copy that and replace the colon in the sShortTime string.

    Hit "OK" and wait for the clock to change to the next minute. Blam! Colon :)
    Attachment 135654
    Yup! Works! Period!

    Win 10 Pro Creators update taskbar clock anomaly - any suggestions?-000285.png
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  5. Posts : 1
    win10
       #15

    Yes it worked for me too, just follow exactly in order

    OPEN REGEDIT
    Hkey_Current_User\ControlPanel\International

    Double click on "sShortTime"
    THEN....
    Open up Character Map, switch to unicode and SEARCH for "colon"

    SELECT the last one that shows up (U+A789: Modifier Letter Colon)

    SELECT COPY and then replace the colon in the sShortTime string.

    ALL DONE!

    Edwin said:
    Yup! Works! Period!

    Win 10 Pro Creators update taskbar clock anomaly - any suggestions?-000285.png
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  6. Posts : 17
    windows 10 home
       #16

    threevolve--i used your method and, yes, there is colon now, but that is all--the numbers have disappeared... i replaced the entire value with the colon. was that a mistake?
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  7. Posts : 17
    windows 10 home
       #17

    EDIT (didn't see option to edit OP--sorry)
    i was able to restore the numbers, but the square is back.
    again, was replacing the string value with the specified colon incorrect?
    i tried to use the description of the colon as well--and ended up with that where the clock should be.
    thanks!
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  8. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #18

    threevolve said:
    Found a fix if you want to use custom system font. Go to the registry to:

    HKCU\ControlPanel\International

    Double click on "sShortTime"

    Open up Character Map, switch to unicode and search for "colon"

    Pick the last one that shows up (U+A789: Modifier Letter Colon)

    Copy that and replace the colon in the sShortTime string.

    Hit "OK" and wait for the clock to change to the next minute. Blam! Colon :)
    Attachment 135654
    This works...I've tried it and it works...Thanks
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #19

    I seriously dusted off this rusty old account just so I could say THANK YOU so much!!

    That was the most random...and yet the most relief I've ever gotten from such a stupid UI fix; both at once...

    I faked like I gave up caring that my taskbar clock's colon was a rectangle-wingding long ago now...but it secretly still drove me nuts. Haha, so damn, right on seriously. Muchas gracias friend. 👍🤙👊🙏🙏

    threevolve said:
    Found a fix if you want to use custom system font. Go to the registry to:

    HKCU\ControlPanel\International

    Double click on "sShortTime"

    Open up Character Map, switch to unicode and search for "colon"

    Pick the last one that shows up (U+A789: Modifier Letter Colon)

    Copy that and replace the colon in the sShortTime string.

    Hit "OK" and wait for the clock to change to the next minute. Blam! Colon :)
    Attachment 135654
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  10. Posts : 1
    win 10
       #20

    excellent solution!


    genius! works like a charm!

    threevolve said:
    Found a fix if you want to use custom system font. Go to the registry to:

    HKCU\ControlPanel\International

    Double click on "sShortTime"

    Open up Character Map, switch to unicode and search for "colon"

    Pick the last one that shows up (U+A789: Modifier Letter Colon)

    Copy that and replace the colon in the sShortTime string.

    Hit "OK" and wait for the clock to change to the next minute. Blam! Colon :)
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    ShooterMagario said:
    I seriously dusted off this rusty old account just so I could say THANK YOU so much!!

    That was the most random...and yet the most relief I've ever gotten from such a stupid UI fix; both at once...

    I faked like I gave up caring that my taskbar clock's colon was a rectangle-wingding long ago now...but it secretly still drove me nuts. Haha, so damn, right on seriously. Muchas gracias friend. ����������
    absolutely brother! i felt and did exactly the same thing!
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